Happy New Year from CT Examiner!

...in the region; more interviews with decision-makers; more coverage of food and culture; we’ll be extending our coverage of education policy and spending. Expect expanded coverage of Essex, Old Saybrook and Chester. So keep your letters, news tips and ideas coming, and let’s make 2020 a year to remember! gs...

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MIRA waste-to-energy deal faces major obstacles

...Old Lyme, Essex, Old Saybrook, Killingworth, Chester, Deep River — will need to approve the agreement in order for the deal to move forward. These towns are not mandated to stay part of MIRA either, they could join other regional trash authorities or make an agreement with a private hauler. ...

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$333 Million Plan for Trash Incinerator Could Be Costly for Lower Connecticut River Valley

...soliciting bids for the refurbishment of MIRA’s trash-to-energy facility in Hartford that serves 50 member towns, including Lyme, Old Lyme, Essex, Old Saybrook, Killingworth, Chester, and Deep River. Sacyr Rooney Recovery Team (SRRT) partners Sacyr, a Spain-based firm specializing in complex infrastructure projects, with Manhattan Construction Group, a firm experienced...

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Cool Weather and Comfort Food in Chester, CT

We stopped into River Tavern in Chester early the other night for dinner, taking a corner table for two in the back dining room by the window. Staff was still sitting at the bar. Across the room, chef-owner Jonathan Rapp was maneuvering pans alone in the tiny open kitchen. After...

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No Gateway Approvals for “Living Shoreline” Project off Fenwick

...not under Gateway authority.” According to the state statute that created the Connecticut River Gateway Commission in 1973, the Commission was tasked with protecting the scenic and natural landscape of a conservation zone which includes parts of Old Saybrook, Essex, Deep River, Chester, Haddam, East Haddam, Lyme and Old Lyme...

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Developer Proposes 60-100 Condominium Project in Chester

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...parcel, except for certain yard requirements,” according to the slide deck supplied by Tina Good, a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Colchester who also participated in the presentation. Joseph Rini presents plans to the Chester Planning and Zoning Commission (Credit: CT Examiner/Hewitt) The architect, Joseph Mingolello, who is no...

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ECSU’s Sustainable CT Encourages Best Practices

...to help them understand what other towns are doing rather than reinvent the wheel.” Over half of the state’s municipalities have registered with the program. Among those towns in southeastern Connecticut are Old Lyme, Chester, Clinton, East Lyme, Essex, Groton, Norwich, Stonington, North Stonington, and Waterford. Old Saybrook and New...

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Profiling Candidates for the Essex Board of Finance

...4 Board of Education. The Region 4 school district is not required to present a budget to the Essex, Chester or Deep River boards of finance, and, according to Hudson and Polo, they don’t. “We are pretty high level when it comes to the regional board,” Polo said. Hudson explained...

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Southeast Connecticut Turns to Co-ops for High School Sports

...form co-ops.” According to Simon, southeastern Connecticut is the home of co-ops. Students from Essex, Deep River, Chester, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, East Haven, East Hampton, Killingworth, Haddam, Westbrook, Madison, Durham, Middlefield and Rockfall all share at least one sport with Lyme and Old Lyme.   This fall the number of...

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Essex Candidates for First Selectman Sound Off

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...serves as state senator for the 33rd District which includes Essex, Deep River, Chester, Westbrook, Colchester, Portland, Haddam, East Haddam, Lyme, Clinton and part of Old Saybrook. But Needleman said he often sees state mandates as a challenge on the local level. “It’s always a challenge because the state tends...

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